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Event Details

Friday, April 3

Saturday, April 4

Event Contact

Anthony Roy Day

In the light current state of emergency in Ohio the meeting has been canceled.  We hope that we will see you in the fall at Ohio State University. 

If you have already registered for the meeting the APS will refund your registration fees automatically (you do not have to contact them).  Because of all the extra work related to the meeting cancellations this may take a little while.


Physics Research and Applications in Space

Saturday morning

OSAAPT Business Meeting

Talk:  What's New at PASCO by Julie Thomas, Education Consultant, PASCO

Saturday lunch

A boxed lunch will be available.  Sign up for lunch when you register.

Saturday afternoon

Plenary Talk:  Scale Up Model of Teaching by Jennifer Blue, Miami University

Contributed:  How I Do It  session



Physics Research and Applications in Space

Friday coffee break

SPS kickoff meeting


Friday evening

PowerPoint Karaoke


Saturday morning

Research talks


Saturday afternoon


Meeting schedule

Friday, April 3rd


Saturday, April 4th

9:30 am – 12:30 pm

OSAPS Executive Committee Meeting


7:30 am – 9:00 am

APS and AAPT Registration and Continental Breakfast

12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

OSAPS Executive Committee Lunch


8:00 am – 10:00 am

OSAPS Parallel Sessions of Contributed Talks

12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Registration and Poster Setup Time


8:15 - 9:00:  OSAAPT Business Meeting

9:00 - 10:00:  OSAAPT Talk: What's New at Pasco, Julie Thomas

2:00 pm – 2:15 pm

Welcome Address


SPS Zone 7 Activities

2:15 pm – 3:15 pm

Plenary Talk 1

Aron D. Hozman


10:00 am – 10:15 am

Coffee Break

3:15 pm – 3:45 pm


Coffee Break and Poster Setup Time


10:15 am – 11:15 am

Plenary Talk

Thijs Heus

SPS Zone 7 Meeting Kick-off


11:15 am -11:30 am

Coffee Break

3:45 pm – 4:45  pm

Plenary Talk 2

Vedha Nayagam


11:30 am -12:30 p.m.

Plenary Talk

Jillian M. Scudder

4:45 pm – 5:45 pm

Poster Session and Social Hour


12:30 pm -12:45 pm

OSAPS Closing Remarks and Official Closing

6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Banquet Dinner


12:45 pm – 1:45 pm

AAPT Boxed Lunch

7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Plenary Dinner Talk

Christopher J. Pestak


1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

OSAAPT Plenary Talk

Jennifer M. Blue

8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

SPS Zone 7 Activity


1:45 pm – ?

SPS Zone 7 Activities

Abstract submission

The abstract submission deadline is Friday, March 20. 2020.  This is a firm deadline.

Submit your abstract at and follow the instructions.  


  • Please indicate whether you wish to present a poster during the poster session (Friday, late afternoon) or a contributed talk (Saturday morning)
  • There will be two poster awards this meeting.  One for the best undergraduate poster presentation.  One for the best graduate student poster presentation.
  • The abstract deadline is Friday, March 20, 2020.  This is a hard deadline and will not be extended.
  • Oral presentations:  The  contributed talks (oral presentations) will be ten minutes long, with an additional two minutes for questions and discussions.   Presenters are asked to bring their presentations to the room 15 minutes before the session so they can be loaded onto the desktop.
  • Poster Presentations:  Posters should fit in a display area 45" high by 69" wide.  Please put up your poster during the afternoon so that the poster session can start promptly.

Abstract sorting categories:

  1. Condensed Matter Physics
  2. Materials Science
  3. Applied Physics
  4. Biophysics
  5. Medical Physics
  6. Chemical Physics
  7. Atomic and Molecular Physics
  8. Photonics, Optics, and Spectroscopy
  9. Nuclear and Particle Physics
  10. Astrophysics
  11. Physics Education
  12. Computational Physics
  13. Theoretical Physics

Registration has been disabled until further notice


The registration deadline is Friday, March 27. 2020.  This is a firm deadline.

Please register online at the APS registration portal

If you are not an APS member you will have to create an account to register online.  The online account is free.

If you prefer not to register online you may complete the registration form and mail, fax or email it to the APS

Link to registration form 

Onsite registration will be available at the meeting, either using the paper registration form or online.  Please note, there is an extra $10 registration fee for onsite registration for paying members.  (Registration for students and high school teachers is always free).

To guarantee a banquet ticket you must register for the banquet by the March 27 deadline.   A few banquet tickets may be available for onsite registration.


Note to students:

  • If you are an SPS member you are entitled to a free membership of the APS as part of your SPS membership.  See your SPS membership for details.  When you add the APS membership please add OSAPS as a section membership (also no charge). By joining OSAPS you help make these meetings possible.
  • Not an SPS member?  All students can register for one year of free membership of the APS.  If you are not already a member, please consider joining the APS.  When you join the APS, please add OSAPS as a section membership (also no charge). By joining OSAPS you help make these meetings possible.


Directions and parking

Campus Parking Map

The meeting will be held in the Dolan Science and Technology Center, John Carroll University, Cleveland Heights, Ohio.

The entrance on John Carroll Boulevard (which leads off Fairmount Circle) is the closest entrance to the Dolan Science Center.

On Friday  you will need to get a  free parking permit at the entrance.  After entering campus turn right and park in any of the spaces marked in green on the campus map.

Registration will be in the central atrium.


There are numerous hotels within a few miles of campus.

A block of hotel rooms has been reserved at Hyatt Place Lyndhurst/Legacy Village at a conference rate of $115 per night plus tax.  This rate includes breakfast, WiFi and covered parking and is guaranteed until March 14th. 


Student travel grant

Full-time students who are first authors, are  presenting there own work, and who have prepared their own presentations  may apply for a travel grant.  To apply, complete the online application form by the deadline, March 27, 2020. 

 (Online student travel grant application form)

The maximum value for any single award is $100

The total  value of all awards for the meeting is capped.  If there are more applications than can be accommodated, individual awards will be decreased.


The conference banquet will be a buffet which will include vegetarian options.

Banquet tickets must be purchased as part of registration.  The deadline for purchasing a ticket is Friday, March 27.

There may be a few banquet tickets available with onsite registration